Since its inception, the international civil service has evolved to support a growing range of entities and activities. Today, it continues to adapt to internal and external forces, including global challenges which either did not exist or were not well understood when the UN was established.
The UN needs an international civil service that is both equipped to tackle the challenges of the 21st century and able to meet increasing demands for accountability. What are the primary challenges and opportunities currently facing the international civil service? How can UN personnel utilise policy frameworks in complex ethical dilemmas? What is the role of strategic human resources? How do UN policy frameworks define and enable norm-based leadership?
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